Top 10 furnace repair services in Chapel Hill, NC

Porch Pro Headshot Jake's Heating and Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
(11,579)
Since 1984, Jake's Heating & Cooling has been providing top quality HVAC installations and repairs to North Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand. For over 20 years, we have built long-lasting relationships with our customers founded on timeliness, professionalism and accurate quotes. You can rely on us...Read more about Jake's Heating and Cooling
Since 1984, Jake's Heating & Cooling has been providing top quality HVAC installations and repairs to North Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand. For over 20 years, we have built long-lasting relationships with our customers founded on timeliness, professionalism and accurate quotes. You can rely on us...Read more about Jake's Heating and Cooling
Porch Pro Headshot Carolina Comfort Air Inc.
Furnace Repair
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
(1,748)
Carolina Comfort Air specializes in HVAC Service, Installation & Maintenance for Single Family and Multi-Family home as well as Light Commercial Applications. Our focus is to be your full service heating and air contractor. With locations in Dunn, Clayton, Raleigh, & Jacksonville, we are there whe...Read more about Carolina Comfort Air Inc.
Carolina Comfort Air specializes in HVAC Service, Installation & Maintenance for Single Family and Multi-Family home as well as Light Commercial Applications. Our focus is to be your full service heating and air contractor. With locations in Dunn, Clayton, Raleigh, & Jacksonville, we are there whe...Read more about Carolina Comfort Air Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Webb Heating & Air Conditioning
Furnace Repair
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
(289)
Webb is a family owned and operated business proudly serving the greater Triad area. With over 30 years of experience in the heating and air conditioning business, you can depend on WEBB to deliver the expertise and industry knowledge that that keeps you safe and comfortable in your home or business...Read more about Webb Heating & Air Conditioning
Webb is a family owned and operated business proudly serving the greater Triad area. With over 30 years of experience in the heating and air conditioning business, you can depend on WEBB to deliver the expertise and industry knowledge that that keeps you safe and comfortable in your home or business...Read more about Webb Heating & Air Conditioning
Porch Pro Headshot All American Heating & Air
Furnace Repair
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
(222)
All American is a locally owned and operated full service heating and air conditioning company that has served the residents of the triangle area with integrity for over 12 years. We use only quality materials and performance efficient products to deliver our goal of 100% customer satisfaction. We p...Read more about All American Heating & Air
All American is a locally owned and operated full service heating and air conditioning company that has served the residents of the triangle area with integrity for over 12 years. We use only quality materials and performance efficient products to deliver our goal of 100% customer satisfaction. We p...Read more about All American Heating & Air
Porch Pro Headshot Southern Seasons Heating & Air Conditioning
Furnace Repair
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
(115)
Southern Seasons Heating & Air Conditioning is expertly-trained team performs heat pump and air conditioning tune-ups to keep you comfortable 365 days a year! We help you maintain system efficiency, and reduce your operating costs. Whether you need our help to repair your broken AC or furnace, you...Read more about Southern Seasons Heating & Air Conditioning
Southern Seasons Heating & Air Conditioning is expertly-trained team performs heat pump and air conditioning tune-ups to keep you comfortable 365 days a year! We help you maintain system efficiency, and reduce your operating costs. Whether you need our help to repair your broken AC or furnace, you...Read more about Southern Seasons Heating & Air Conditioning
Porch Pro Headshot Aire Serv of Chapel Hill
Furnace Repair
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
(128)
Welcome to Aire Serv, the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Repair Company Aire Serv Heating and Air Conditioning Company, Inc. has more than 170 HVAC franchise locations in the United States and Canada ready to provide you with heating and air conditioning repair services. These ser...Read more about Aire Serv of Chapel Hill
Welcome to Aire Serv, the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Repair Company Aire Serv Heating and Air Conditioning Company, Inc. has more than 170 HVAC franchise locations in the United States and Canada ready to provide you with heating and air conditioning repair services. These ser...Read more about Aire Serv of Chapel Hill
Porch Pro Headshot Bull City Heating Cooling & Refrigeration
Furnace Repair
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Bull City Heating Cooling & Refrigeration is a local company based in Durham, NC. We are proud to provide high quality repairs and installations at affordable prices. Contact us today for immediate service.
Bull City Heating Cooling & Refrigeration is a local company based in Durham, NC. We are proud to provide high quality repairs and installations at affordable prices. Contact us today for immediate service.
Porch Pro Headshot Crabtree Services
Furnace Repair
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
(30)
"Crabtree Services has worked for us for years. They offer an array of services of which they are experts, Discounts can be had for extended contracts and they are always on time. Even worked double time to insure a house we'd sold closed on time."
"Crabtree Services has worked for us for years. They offer an array of services of which they are experts, Discounts can be had for extended contracts and they are always on time. Even worked double time to insure a house we'd sold closed on time."
Porch Pro Headshot C. R. Reaves Electrical Service
Furnace Repair
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
(2)
C. R. Reaves Electrical Service offers electrical services to the Burlington, Chapel Hill, and Durham areas. I love doing house calls and troubleshooting all of your electrical problems to get your home back in working order! Give us a call today!
C. R. Reaves Electrical Service offers electrical services to the Burlington, Chapel Hill, and Durham areas. I love doing house calls and troubleshooting all of your electrical problems to get your home back in working order! Give us a call today!
Porch Pro Headshot Blinson Service Co Inc
Furnace Repair
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
(28)
We are an established certified house addition engineering provider, fully bonded, licensed & insured, certified to do house and room addition work in the state of North Carolina. The full listing of all of Blinson Service Company, Inc's products and services can be found on our company's site. What...Read more about Blinson Service Co Inc
We are an established certified house addition engineering provider, fully bonded, licensed & insured, certified to do house and room addition work in the state of North Carolina. The full listing of all of Blinson Service Company, Inc's products and services can be found on our company's site. What...Read more about Blinson Service Co Inc

Frequently asked questions about heating & furnace repair companies

Your furnace should be cleaned every year or every two years at the most. A yearly furnace cleaning can catch small problems and fix them before they become serious repairs. It's like how changing the oil in your car may prevent a breakdown in the future. You should plan to have your furnace cleaned before you need it in the winter. Most people leave this to the last minute, and HVAC companies become very busy as the temperature drops.

Some indicators that your furnace needs to be cleaned:

  • The temperature is inconsistent from room to room.
  • Your furnace is struggling to maintain the temperature you set.
  • The furnace produces no heat at all.
  • You have a higher than expected energy bill after turning it on.
  • You smell rubber, smoke, or oil when you turn it on. (It's normal to smell dust).
  • Your furnace flame is any color but blue, which can indicate an imbalance in the gasses.
  • It makes a loud bang, howling, or whistling sound. This points to clogged air filters, dirty burners, or a restricted fuel supply.

Some people consider cleaning the furnace in the spring rather than in the fall. The best practice is to vacuum the furnace out in the spring, then do your annual maintenance in the late summer or fall.

Regular furnace maintenance can extend your furnace’s life by years and prevent some costly repairs. Regular furnace maintenance involves taking apart essential components, inspecting and cleaning them, then reassembling them for use. These components include your furnace filter, blower, burners, and flame sensors.

You can tackle a lot of this work on your own. It may take a few hours to familiarize yourself with the tools and equipment if it's your first time maintaining your furnace. Once you know the drill, furnace maintenance shouldn’t take more than a couple of hours. Start by shutting off the furnace's electrical power and fuel supply. Once that’s done, the combustion chamber can be accessed, vacuumed out, and inspected for holes. If you find any holes, patch them with foil tape.

Next, thoroughly clean the blower compartment. This will remove dirt and debris. Like with the combustion chamber, you or a professional need to inspect for any holes. Don’t forget to replace the air filter. You may be able to upgrade the air filter so it protects against mildew, pollen, and other airborne allergens. If you have an oil furnace, you’ll also want to replace the oil filter. This should be done annually. Finally, oil the machine bearings, taking care not to over-lubricate them.

If your furnace makes odd noises, you should hire a professional as soon as possible. There are a few other indicators that your furnace needs professional attention. Excessive soot could mean your burners need adjustment or that the heat exchanger needs replacing. If your flame is pale in color or irregular, this can indicate dirty burners or a cracked heat exchanger. This is a potential hazard and requires a professional to investigate. If your furnace is short-cycling (which means it only runs for a short period of time before shutting off), you may have a thermostat issue or an overheating exchanger. This also requires the expertise of a professional.

You should have your furnace serviced annually for the best results. Some people will wait every two years, though better maintenance schedules often mean fewer surprises. Most times, when a furnace stops providing heat without warning in the winter, the issue could have been solved with a maintenance call the season beforehand. Maintained furnaces run at their best efficiency, which helps your energy bill.

Furnace services can reveal carbon monoxide leaks, a health hazard that needs to be fixed immediately. If left untreated, carbon monoxide can lead to dizziness, nausea, headaches, and even death.

When hiring a professional, whether for annual maintenance or repairs, a quick search for “Furnace repair near me” will bring up several local companies to hire. Most states require HVAC companies to be licensed. They should also be fully insured and bonded. A great HVAC repair company will be transparent in what they do and what they charge, and they should be able to show documentation if requested. HVAC companies get quite busy as the temperature drops, so consider calling in the late summer and get ahead of the rush.

Your HVAC company should be able to give you an estimate of what repairs will cost. Oil and gas furnace repairs cost more than their electrical competitors, but their maintenance costs should be similar. If your furnace is over ten years old, you should prioritize annual maintenance. Most furnaces need to be replaced within ten to twenty years. Most furnace companies will advise that any serious repairs to an older furnace may not last long and that replacing your furnace would be the best option.

If your furnace is not producing heat, there are several components you should check. Start with the thermostat - is it switched to “heat”? What temperature does the thermostat say compared to the actual room temperature? Try setting the thermostat to five degrees higher and see if the furnace kicks on. Replace the battery and check the wiring for any breaks. Ensure there are no loose wires within the thermostat, and blow away any dust while you’re in there.

Check the fuse box and the power switch for the furnace and ensure that everything is switched on. Occasionally, a clogged filter can cause the furnace to shut off, so check your filters next. The gas line should be open, but may be switched off for whatever reason. If the drain hose is particularly dirty or the chimney flue is clogged, this could also be why your furnace doesn’t produce any heat. Clean them of dust and debris and try the furnace again. After that, check the heat vents and ducting. Clogs in those areas may also affect your furnace’s heat.

If you’ve tried all that and your furnace still isn’t turning on, it’s time to call a professional to get your furnace repaired. They’ll also run through these basic troubleshooting steps, then move on to the complex components and causes of failure within furnaces. If your furnace is older than fifteen years or breaks down regularly, you may want to consider replacing it. New models are more efficient, and repairs can be expensive in the long run.

If you’re looking to have your furnace serviced or tuned up, the cost will depend on the type. An electric furnace can cost between $70 to $130 for a tune-up. Gas furnace tune-ups can cost between $80 to $170, whereas oil furnaces can cost between $100 to $200. A tune-up involves an inspection of the flues and vents, air filters, ignitor switches, fan belts, blowers, motors, electrical components, the heat exchanger, the condensate drain, and testing the thermostat.

Some HVAC companies have two standards for maintenance calls. A basic maintenance call will include a cleaning and offer a diagnostics report. The advanced maintenance call will involve a full tune-up and cleaning of your furnace’s sensors. This can cost between $130 to $200, whereas the basic (or standard) may cost between $70 to $130.

Other factors may alter the cost of furnace maintenance. If you do this at a slower time of year for HVAC companies, you may pay less. Also, if you have several HVAC systems, you may be able to get a discount. You may be charged more if your HVAC system is hard to reach. Some HVAC companies offer a discount for a maintenance plan. Others may charge more if you haven’t serviced the furnace in over a year, as more work will be involved.

The cost to repair a furnace is much higher than the cost to maintain one. The average repair cost for a furnace is anywhere from $100 to $600, based on the issue. There's a hidden cost as well - if your furnace is under warranty and you neglected the annual maintenance, the furnace company may not honor the warranty.

Furnaces make several different noises which indicate different problems. If your furnace is banging or booming when you turn it on, this likely indicates a delayed ignition. This can be attributed to a defective ignitor, a weak flame or pilot light, low gas pressure, or a burner malfunction. You should consult an HVAC professional for all these issues, as working with gas and fuel can be tricky.

Intermittent banging or booming is most likely caused by expanding and detracting ductwork. This doesn't necessarily need a fix, unless the noise is preventing you from sleeping at night. You’ll need to fortify the ductwork or replace it with round ductwork. Your furnace may make a dry squeal if any belts or bearings are worn. You can fix this yourself for relatively cheap, but a worn belt points to a lack of cleaning and maintenance. You may want to call a professional to inspect for other potential repairs that may be in your future.

If your furnace makes a high-pitched wail, it’s most likely an airflow problem. A dirty air filter and closed or blocked vents are your likely culprits. Rattling means a part is loose or your heat exchanger is cracked. If you hear the rattling right after you turn the furnace on, it's probably the heat exchanger. The rattling is likely the metal coils expanding. If you hear a constant humming, this is likely a motor problem for either the blower or the inducer. Humming sounds from your furnace requires a professional right away.

A furnace is a large machine. Like a car engine, if it’s making a noise that it shouldn’t, this is usually a warning sign before it breaks down entirely. Every time you use your furnace while it needs repairing, you risk damaging it further and racking up a higher repair bill.

Recent reviews for Chapel Hill furnace repair services

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Wonderful - everything has it's place

- Lloyd Petersohn
455728

Professional, Knowledgeable, Friendly, and Reasonable with pricing. Called late on Thursday and was fit in the very next morning. I highly recommend this local company to anyone who has HVAC issues or in need of replacement. Their service plans are great ...

- Mary Welch
192411

I writing to advise all potential customers not to use the services of Crabtree Services. Mr. Crabtree and his service team have commonly overcharged for their products and charged for services they didn't do. I have filed a complaint with the Attorney Ge...

- Dennis McDermott
194413

I am writing to advise customers not to use Crabtree Services. I have had experience with them and know that their work is shoddy and their prices are excessively high. My most recent experience was the worst. A routine $180.00 maintenance visit turned in...

- Dennis McDermott
186467

GREAT customer service! The unit at our house went out on a weekend. I talked to Bobby on Sunday evening. CJ came straight over to assess the situation. He got the unit running, then came back on Monday morning to finish the job. He would have finish...

- Wanda Currin
194658

I've just read Mr. Crabtree's response to my complaint. Again, he fails to address the issues at hand; excessive costs for Freon, charging for work that was not done or incomplete and falsifying his posted reviews (Home Advisor). I could not ask for a b...

- Dennis McDermott
183402

Great service. I haven't serviced my hvac in 10 years and it started bloeing out warm air. CJ the tech took an extra long time to fix it and go over the whole process, he was extreamly thorough and you can tell he takes pride in his trade. I highly sugges...

- Richard Broadwell
200423

After using a few different service providers for our heat pumps-A/C units (we have three!), and being very disappointed in services from other (some big named) companies, we called Crabtree Services. Bobby Crabtree is very nice to talk with and always p...

- Kathy Massoni Kemmerzell
186436

Great customer service, especially for new customers! Bobby and CJ are incredibly knowledgeable. Our unit at our office stopped working earlier this year during a cold spell. They came out the same day we contacted them. They assessed the situation...

- Jessica Currin
182880

Thanks to Crabtree services for always coming out when I call. Thanks for prompt service. Thanks for the service man being so polite.

- Kay Hurst

All Heating & Furnace Repair Companies in Chapel Hill, NC

Porch Pro Headshot Maintain Inc.
Furnace Repair
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
(8)
Ensure your property looks amazing even after dark with some help from the experts at Maintain Inc., rated 5 stars for their services in Norbourne Estates, KY.
Ensure your property looks amazing even after dark with some help from the experts at Maintain Inc., rated 5 stars for their services in Norbourne Estates, KY.
Porch Pro Headshot Moseley's HVAC & Refrigeration, Inc.
Furnace Repair
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
We are Moseley's HVAC & Refrigeration, Inc. and we serve Clayton, NC and the surrounding areas. If you are looking for a trusted Residential and Commercial Air conditioning contractor, call us now! Electrical Repairs and Replacement, Furnace Repair and Water Tank, Furnace Installation, Heating and a...Read more about Moseley's HVAC & Refrigeration, Inc.
We are Moseley's HVAC & Refrigeration, Inc. and we serve Clayton, NC and the surrounding areas. If you are looking for a trusted Residential and Commercial Air conditioning contractor, call us now! Electrical Repairs and Replacement, Furnace Repair and Water Tank, Furnace Installation, Heating and a...Read more about Moseley's HVAC & Refrigeration, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Bryans Handyman Services
Furnace Repair
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
(4)
We stand behind all work done with the best professionals for you. Perfection is the name of the game call to schedule appointment.
We stand behind all work done with the best professionals for you. Perfection is the name of the game call to schedule appointment.
Porch Pro Headshot Triangle Mechanical, Inc.
Furnace Repair
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Triangle Mechanical, Inc. is a Heating and Air Conditioning Service Company providing professional and reliable service for the Triangle area, with a focus on North Raleigh and Wake Forest. Triangle Mechanical, Inc. has been in business for over 15 years, and we focus on solving your problem to m...Read more about Triangle Mechanical, Inc.
Triangle Mechanical, Inc. is a Heating and Air Conditioning Service Company providing professional and reliable service for the Triangle area, with a focus on North Raleigh and Wake Forest. Triangle Mechanical, Inc. has been in business for over 15 years, and we focus on solving your problem to m...Read more about Triangle Mechanical, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Laboratory Controls LLC
Furnace Repair
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Our goal is to provide refurbished equipment to labs around the world at exceptional prices.
Our goal is to provide refurbished equipment to labs around the world at exceptional prices.
Porch Pro Headshot Craig's Appliance Service Inc
Furnace Repair
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
We have been providing dependable, quality service to the Triangle for 14 years. We service high end appliances such as Wolf, Sub Zero, Dacor, Asko, Viking, Bosch, Best/Broan Ventilation, Zephyr, Trade Winds, LaCornue, and many others. Please feel free to call with questions and for other brands ...Read more about Craig's Appliance Service Inc
We have been providing dependable, quality service to the Triangle for 14 years. We service high end appliances such as Wolf, Sub Zero, Dacor, Asko, Viking, Bosch, Best/Broan Ventilation, Zephyr, Trade Winds, LaCornue, and many others. Please feel free to call with questions and for other brands ...Read more about Craig's Appliance Service Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Carolina Custom Heating & Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
We Are a Family Business, Started June 8th 1982 Chuck Burgess Started the business with his wife Charlotte,For the first few years thing's were busy with Chuck doing All the field work While Charlotte ran the office, Through hard work, and drive to build a quality Business that would provide quali...Read more about Carolina Custom Heating & Cooling
We Are a Family Business, Started June 8th 1982 Chuck Burgess Started the business with his wife Charlotte,For the first few years thing's were busy with Chuck doing All the field work While Charlotte ran the office, Through hard work, and drive to build a quality Business that would provide quali...Read more about Carolina Custom Heating & Cooling
Porch Pro Headshot Strouth & Sons Heating And Air Conditioning
Furnace Repair
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
(4)
Porch Pro Headshot Get It Done Home Improvements
Furnace Repair
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
OVER 14 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN HEATING, AIR CONDITIONING SERVICE AND REPAIR, AND HOME IMPROVEMENTS. FULLY INSURED. SERVICES WE PROVIDE: • Tile work • Custom built decks • Deck repair • Power washing • Wood rot repair • Plumbing work • Toilet installation/repair • Kitchen & bathroom remode...Read more about Get It Done Home Improvements
OVER 14 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN HEATING, AIR CONDITIONING SERVICE AND REPAIR, AND HOME IMPROVEMENTS. FULLY INSURED. SERVICES WE PROVIDE: • Tile work • Custom built decks • Deck repair • Power washing • Wood rot repair • Plumbing work • Toilet installation/repair • Kitchen & bathroom remode...Read more about Get It Done Home Improvements
Porch Pro Headshot Thermo Heating & CoolingLLC.
Furnace Repair
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
United Heating & Cooling LLC. has been in business for over 15 years providing HVAC services. Free estimate on new air conditioning. We offer financing
United Heating & Cooling LLC. has been in business for over 15 years providing HVAC services. Free estimate on new air conditioning. We offer financing
Porch Pro Headshot Granite City Heating & Air
Furnace Repair
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Granite City Heating & Air offers residential and commercial HVAC repair and installation
Granite City Heating & Air offers residential and commercial HVAC repair and installation
Porch Pro Headshot Penland Heating and AC Inc
Furnace Repair
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Porch Pro Headshot HVAC Repair Pros
Furnace Repair
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina
HVAC Local Pros is an easy way for homeowners to connect with top HVAC Pros in their local area. Whether it's for emergency services or scheduled maintenance calls, you can use HVAC Pros for all your improvement, maintenance and repair needs. We know that sometimes your homes services need attentio...Read more about HVAC Repair Pros
HVAC Local Pros is an easy way for homeowners to connect with top HVAC Pros in their local area. Whether it's for emergency services or scheduled maintenance calls, you can use HVAC Pros for all your improvement, maintenance and repair needs. We know that sometimes your homes services need attentio...Read more about HVAC Repair Pros
Porch Pro Headshot KMT Heating & Air Conditioning Corporation
Furnace Repair
Serves Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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Chapel Hill 27517
Furnace Repair
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Furnace fuel source
Natural gas
Furnace problems
Furnace repair, furnace ignitor not turning red, but getting power, no heat to the downstairs
When problems started
I'm not sure
Furnace age
10-15 years old